your passion | Sabrina Peña Young, MM | Summer 2014

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Opera, comic books, sci-fi and video games—this group of words doesn’t have a misfit, according to Sabrina Peña Young. A composer and percussionist with a flair for the experimental, Young is passionate about setting a new and more accessible stage for opera and classical music, and carries this creative energy into her University of Phoenix classroom.

via your passion | Sabrina Peña Young, MM | Summer 2014.

via your passion | Sabrina Peña Young, MM | Summer 2014.

New Work for Malletkat and Multimedia by Composer Sabrina Pena Young

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New Percussion Multimedia Work Destiny: Eondwyr by Composer Sabrina Pena Young

Posted: April 14, 2014 in opera
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Destiny: Eondwyr is an unusual work commissioned by Kansas State University Associate Director Kurt Gartner for Malletkat and Multimedia. Using video gameplay, the performer will choose which portions of the piece to perform based on musical “quests”. Each quest corresponds to a specific element of music: melody, rhythm, or harmony. In the end, the performer’s avatar of choice will “fight” the end Boss using a combination of the different elements. Because there are many possibilities the end work will always be slightly different than another performances, even if by the same musician.

Concept Art for End Boss

Concept Art for End Boss

The end work will involve over 50 original comic book panels to be triggered by the performer live as he or she performs the work in Ableton Live using a Malletkat. After creating the world’s first comic book opera, Sabrina Young is excited to embark on another sci-fi/fantasy journey that explores music technology in an exciting and new way.